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Singapore hangs two drug traffickers despite opposition

According to Amnesty International, Singapore is one of four countries known to have executed the death penalty for drug-related crimes in recent years. ..

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Anti-death penalty activists protest the upcoming execution of a Malaysian convicted for drug trafficking after they handed in a memorandum to the Singapore High Commission, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 4, 2022. Two drug traffickers were hanged in Singapore on Thursday, July 7, 2022, bringing the number of those executed this year to four despite growing calls for the city-state to abolish its death penalty.
Anti-execution activists sentenced Malaysian to death for drug trafficking after submitting a memorandum of understanding to the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. Protest the execution July 4, 2022, Lumpur, Malaysia. Two drug traffickers were hanged in Singapore on Thursday, July 7, 2022, and four were executed this year, despite growing calls for the abolition of the death penalty. Photo: Vincent Thian/Related Press

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia — Two drug traffickers in Singapore On Thursday, when people were hanged, the number of executions in city-states this year was four, despite increasing calls for the abolition of the death penalty.

Activists said they handed over the belongings and death certificate of Malaysian Kalwant Singh and Singaporean Norasharee Gous after the prison department was executed Thursday morning. ..

Amnesty International says Singapore is one of only four countries known to have executed the people for drug-related crimes in recent years against the global trend to abolish the death penalty. Said that it was one.

"Singapore has re-executed those convicted of drug-related crimes in violation of international law and ignored public protests," said Amnesty International's Deputy Regional Director for Research. One Emerlin Gil said:

"The death penalty is by no means a solution, and I oppose it unconditionally. There is no evidence that it acts as a unique deterrent to crime," Gil said in a statement.

Carwant, convicted of bringing heroin to Singapore in 2016, was the second Malaysian to be executed in less than three months. In late April, another Malaysian hanged triggered an international protest because he was believed to be mentally ill.

Karwant filed a last-minute appeal on the eve of the execution on the grounds that he was just a courier and cooperated with the police, but was rejected by the Singapore Supreme Court, activists said.

Critics say Singapore's death penalty has done little to prevent drug traffickers and organized syndications, primarily by cursing low-level mules. However, the Singaporean government is defending it as needed to protect its citizens.

"We tell Singaporean authorities to immediately stop this latest wave of hanging and impose a moratorium on executions as a step towards ending this shameful inhumane punishment. I request, "Amnesty International said.

Four other drug traffickers, including two more Malaysians, were previously hanged, but executions were postponed until legal objections were filed. rice field.

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